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The December 10 quarterly business meeting will commence at 2:30 p.m., followed by our featured presenter at 3 p.m. 
The presentation: 
--Admission is free, and all are warmly welcome--

We are honored to feature Ted Hollingworth as our guest speaker, who will share his captivating first-hand account and showcase photographs depicting the incredible story of survival and rescue of his sister, Pamela Hollingworth, in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The narrative unfolds in the fall of 1941 when 5-year-old Pamela Hollingworth wandered alone into the rugged expanse of New Hampshire's White Mountains. This incident sparked one of the most extensive search and rescue missions in US history, involving thousands of dedicated volunteers from various backgrounds. For eight days, Pamela defied the elements, clad only in sneakers and a pair of overalls, facing rain and freezing temperatures.

Our esteemed speaker, Ted Hollingworth, now in his 90s, was a pivotal part of this historic event. His illustrious career includes contributions to top-secret US Government and Department of Defense projects, coupled with distinguished teaching roles at Emerson College (54 years) and Harvard University (36 years). With the aid of historical photographs, Ted will provide unique insights into this gripping chapter in history, chronicling the search, Pamela's discovery, her remarkable recovery, and the aftermath of this ordeal,

Join us in person at the Sharon Historical Society Museum 16 High St. Sharon, MA
or Online 

Meeting ID: 889 2712 5115 Passcode: 634764


Our Purpose

The Sharon Historical Society was founded to promote the research, study, dissemination, discussion, publication and recording of the history of the Town of Sharon, Massachusetts.

To do this , we create programs that engage our community in the exploration of our history, connect with communities, and organizations within our communities.

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